Peter Kline

Peter Kline

Adjunct Professor


Peter Kline teaches writing at the University of San Francisco and with Stanford University's Master of Liberal Arts program.

A former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford, he has also received residency fellowships from the Amy Clampitt House, James Merrill House, Marble House Project, Artsmith Orcas Island, and Kimmel Harding Nelson Foundation. His poetry has appeared in Ploughshares, Five Points, Poetry, Tin House, and many other journals, as well as the Best New Poets series, the Verse Daily website, and the Random House anthology of metrical poetry, Measure for Measure. Since 2012 he has directed the San Francisco literary reading series Bazaar Writers Salon. He is the author of two poetry collections, Deviants (Stephen F. Austin State University Press, 2013), and Mirrorforms (Parlor Press/Free Verse Editions, 2020).


  • Northwestern University, B.A.
  • University of Virginia, M.F.A.
  • Stanford University, Wallace Stegner Fellowship

Awards & Distinctions

  • Wallace Stegner Fellowship, Stanford University

  • Amy Clampitt House Fellow

  • James Merrill House Fellow

  • Morton Marr Poetry Prize, Southwest Review

  • River Styx International Poetry Prize


  • Mirrorforms, Parlor Press/Free Verse Editions
  • Deviants, Stephen F. Austin State University Press

Selected Publications

  • Anthologies:
    More Truly and More Strange: 100 Contemporary American Self-Portrait Poems, Persea
    Measure for Measure: An Anthology of Poetic Meters, Random House
    Best New Poets: 50 Poems from Emerging Writers, Samovar Press/Meridian